International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mar 27, 2013 (English Version)

 

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More Anti-Muslim Riots Reported Overnight

Mobs rampage through Muslim neighborhoods in two more townships in Pegu Division a day after similar attacks in other communities in the same area. Read More

 

In Naypyidaw, Suu Kyi Attends Armed Forces Day

The opposition leader attended the ceremony which remembers the day her father took up arms against the Japanese Empire. Read More

 

Meikhtila Before the Storm

A month before anti-Muslim riots broke out in Meikhtila, the central Burmese city seemed a picture of normalcy and religious harmony. Read More

 

Japan NGOs Grant $12 Million to Burma Through Myanmar Peace Center

The grants are intended to fund peace process work in the country, including in ethnic majority areas. Read More

 

Burma Sets Curfews to Curb Spread of Violence

Authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in three townships after anti-Muslim religious violence touched new parts of the country Read More

 

Govt Troops, KIA Engage in Fresh Clashes

The Kachin Independence Army and government forces exchanged heavy fire on Monday in northern Shan State. Read More

 

North Korea ‘Ready for Combat’ With US

North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target US military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country. Read More

 

China Says Its Flares Didn’t Hit Vietnamese Boats

China said its navy fired flares at Vietnamese fishing boats but denied Hanoi’s claim that a vessel was damaged in an incident. Read More

 

Indonesia’s Antam Seeks to Open Gold Mine in Burma

Indonesia’s state-controlled gold and nickel miner Aneka Tambang on Tuesday said it was seeking to mine for gold in Burma this year. Read More

 

Border Consortium Seeks Aid in Wake of Fire

The Border Consortium (TBC), which coordinates aid for refugees from Burma living along the Thai-Burmese border, has issued an appeal for 13 million baht (US $433,000) in emergency assistance in the wake of a deadly fire at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province on March 22. The blaze, which killed [...] Read More

 
 

Indonesian Cement Maker Plans $200 Million Plant in Burma

Indonesia’s largest cement producer, PT Semen Indonesia Tbk, said it will build a US $200 million cement plant in Burma early next year as part of its expansion into the Southeast Asian market, according to a report by the Jakarta Post. The company plans to invest $70 million in the joint-venture project and is seeking [...] Read More

 
 

Burma’s Military to Continue Political Role

Burma’s commander in chief said the military will continue to play a political role as it supports the country’s transition to democracy. Speaking to thousands of troops at the annual Armed Forces Day celebration, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing said on Wednesday that the military must strengthen its capabilities with modern weaponry and training. He also [...] Read More

 
 

23 Nations Take Part in Military Exercise in Nepal

Soldiers from 23 nations began military exercises in Nepal to train for UN peacekeeping missions in areas hit by conflicts. The Nepalese army said the two-week exercises organized by Nepal and the United States will promote regional security and enhance peacekeeping capabilities. Altogether, 871 soldiers are participating from countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, Jordan, [...] Read More

 
 

Strong Quake Sways Buildings in Taiwan, Injures 20

A strong earthquake struck rural central Taiwan on Wednesday, swaying buildings, sending school children to seek cover and injuring at least 20 people. The Central Weather Bureau said the magnitude-6.1 earthquake was felt throughout the island. Buildings swayed in the capital Taipei, and sections of the high-speed rail were suspended from service to be inspected [...] Read More

 
 

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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
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